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The MS Jutlandia was built for the East Asiatic Company (EAC) by the EAC at the Nakskov Shipyard in 1934. She was 461 feet long with a beam of 61 feet and a draught of 36 feet. The Jutlandia was a combined cargo and passenger ship. She had a cruise speed o
alynstampcollector · 100 days ago

      I have been in two minds about whether to write this or not. I decided yes. One can see so many lovely stamps on various social media forums, most of them anyway are lovely, but a few that are lets say, perhaps ok just for ones personal collection ev
michaelatcddstamps · 101 days ago

Hello, I forgot all about this site until a few days ago.  Been really busy with other philatelic activities and my postings dropped off in some circles. But am back. I wrote in another forum a few weeks ago how important it was to have a good catalogue. S
michaelatcddstamps · 102 days ago

The MV MacDhui was built by Barclay, Curie and Co., Ltd. of Glasgow in 1931 for Burns Philp on their New Guinea service. She displaced 4,561 gross tons with a length of 341 feet 9 inches and a beam of 51 feet 2 inches. Her engines provided 635 nhp and she
alynstampcollector · 113 days ago

Like most of the rest of the world, mail in New Zealand did not require prepayment until the mid 19th century.  The New Zealand Gazette gave notice in a proclamation published on January 8, 1851, that on April 1, 1851, prepayment of postage would become ma
rtvstamps · 131 days ago

The first stamp attributed to Guatemala was a fraud perpetrated by a Mr. J. Holland in 1867.  He represented himself as an agent of the government and ordered some 5 centavo stamps from a Boston dealer Samuel Allan Taylor (a.k.a. Don Alberto de Bario), eng
rtvstamps · 155 days ago

The first stamp issued by the then new Republic of Cuba was the 1¢ surcharge on the U. S. Bureau-printed 3¢ purple with the allegorical figure representative of "Cuba," Scott's No. 232.  This surcharge was done in Cuba.  The last U. S. issue for Cuba was t
rtvstamps · 161 days ago

Prior to July 1, 1967 British North America was composed of separate colonies of Great Britain. These included the Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Rupert’s Land, North-Western Territories, British Columbia, Vancouver Island and the Provin
alynstampcollector · 162 days ago

A new design 'Singapore Skyline'  was issued on 18.03.2017.  It is the 15th design of Singapore frama labels since the first one in 1988. The design shows a composite of the Marina Bay and Raffles Place financial district skyline together with the spouting
angrybird · 163 days ago

Finland came under Russian control after a short war with Sweden in 1809.  The Russian Czars ruled Finland until 1917. Little is known of early Finnish postal history; however, in 1845 stamped envelopes in 5 and 10 kopeck values were introduced.  After fiv
rtvstamps · 165 days ago
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